Ok, so you’ve weighed up all the pros/cons and decided to go for in mast furling
with vertical battens and electric
winches on your new boat (in our case, a 60 year old couple, a Bavaria
So, suppose the weather
unexpectedly starts to get bad and you are 18 hours from a safe port. You have furled the main 50% and the genoa
70%, but the wind/seas are getting worse so you decide to completely furl the genoa
and furl the main further – but it jams or there is some other type of gear
failure which prevents furling
or unfurling (so that you could lower).
Realize that this is a highly unlikely scenario unless you have done something unwise, but let’s put that aside and just accept it has happened.
What do you do?
P.S. "it" is the in mast furler, assume the headsail furler is OK - or if not that you are able to furl by sailing in circles.